Back to school vaccinations aren't just for children anymore. With the recent scare of what could be the U.S. biggest outbreak of whooping cough in fifty years, health care providers like Doctors Express warn parents to not only vaccinate their kids, but also vaccinate THEMSELVES from a disease that they are most likely to pass on to their own children.
What Is Whooping Cough?
Pertussis, also known as whooping coughâ€ or the 100 day cough, is a highly contagious, airborne disease that can be fatal.
Those with pertussis usually spread the disease by coughing or sneezing while in close contact with others.
Whooping cough is most often spread to children by adults they have close contact with, such as older siblings, parents, grandparents, or other adults, such as caregivers, etc.